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As a woman of color who has experienced her own mental health challenges, I understand the unique struggle of starting your healing journey.

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As a clinician who has served in children, family, relationship, and adult services for over 20 years and clinical practice for over 13 years, I under... As a clinician who has served in children, family, relationship, and adult services for over 20 years and clinical practice for over 13 years, I understand the difficulty in trying to find balance and a sense of self. My goal is to empower and teach self-preservation in a world that is not always understanding. Read more

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I am a very compassionate and professional Nurse Practitioner that has treated mental health conditions and substance use for over 10 years.

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I am a strength-based professional who will be your personal cheerleader for your emotional growth and healing!

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As a wife and mother of 3 adopted children, one who identifies with they/them pronouns and is in a same sex marriage, I have experience with diversity... As a wife and mother of 3 adopted children, one who identifies with they/them pronouns and is in a same sex marriage, I have experience with diversity. Read more

Laura Harris

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What is your go-to approach for bipolar disorder therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in bipolar disorder therapy is stress management and promoting a stable and predictable routine that prioritizes self-care practices.I find the best benefit in this because bipolar disorder is a mood disorder with alternating depressive and manic phases. While the fluctuation of these moods is largely attributed to genetic factors- if an individual can decrease the stress in their environment, create a routine inclusive of fulfilling sleep, nutrient dense diet and regular physical activity, they can see meaningful changes in their feelings, interaction with others and overall contentment in life.

What tools do you teach in bipolar disorder therapy?

I teach the following tools in bipolar disorder therapy:

  • Psychoeducation: A term that blends psychological and education. This is intended to education the individual or their support system about the nature Bipolar Disorder
  • Family/couples therapy. Family members are taught effective communication, problem solving, conflict resolution skills
  • Safety planning: Teach ways to manage mood and consequent behaviors through increased awareness and identification of protective factors (proactive behaviors), triggers (event that led to emotional reaction), warning signs (observable cues for concern) and helpful responses (Safe response until clinical concerns subside)
  • Mood tracker: Identify occurrence, severity and impact of behaviors affected by mood
  • Manage depressive symptoms: Cope with low moods
  • Promote helpful ways of thinking (including beliefs)- realistic expectations, using good judgment as well as increasing awareness of consequences of behavior

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in bipolar disorder therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in bipolar disorder therapy when they are achieving measurable objectives in route to their goal. Therapists generally frame client’s goals using the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Limited) format. By doing so, we can specifically identify what needs to occur to know that a goal is being met and this is how we know if a client is making meaningful progress!

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement bipolar disorder therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in bipolar disorder therapy with practicing skills learned in therapy, ensuring that their therapeutic goals align with area of need, completing homework assignments, identifying and providing topics for session, identifying and disclosing meaningful events and if unsure simply asking.

What should someone do to prepare for starting bipolar disorder therapy?

To prepare for your first bipolar disorder therapy session, you can schedule your appointment at a time when you will not be interrupted. Prepare for your appointment by finishing paperwork in advance. Ensure that you have a stable connection and microphone and camera work. It is helpful to bring a notebook and pen for note taking. Plan to discuss your current issue, history and goals. Try to be as transparent when discussing intention and issues and ask questions on things you are unsure about.

Starting Bipolar disorder therapy

What is Bipolar disorder therapy?

Bipolar disorder therapy from our providers at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC is an effective form of mental health treatment for those with bipolar disorder. It helps one to better navigate their unique experience, which might come with the hypomanic, manic, or depressive episodes.

How does Bipolar disorder therapy work?

Bipolar disorder therapy works to help you manage your specific symptoms as well as improve your relationships. It can also help you cope with stress, a major contributor to the disorder.

Is Bipolar disorder therapy conducted in person or online?

Our bipolar disorder therapy services are conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you when working with one of providers at Thriveworks in Charlotte, NC.

How long does Bipolar disorder therapy last?

The length of bipolar disorder therapy sessions will vary from one person to the next, dependent on their specific needs. However, short-term, problem-focused therapy for bipolar disorder typically lasts for 12-16 weeks. Therapy may last longer for those who have more severe or persistent symptoms.

Need more help deciding?

Mia is feeling so much better after a difficult few months. Significantly better, actually. A few months ago, her boyfriend broke it off with her. He said Mia was being reckless. He said that he did not trust her anymore. Mia was devastated and depressed. She barely ate or slept for several weeks. But Mia seems to have come out of her depression—in a big way. Mia landed a full-time job at a boutique, and she is loving the energy at the store. After work, she has been playing keyboard for a band. They either practice or have a gig each evening. Many nights, the band goes out and parties together. Some nights, Mia is having so much fun, she does not even go home. She goes straight from the club to work.

Mia is feeling good, but her friends are not. They are worried. Mia has been diagnosed with Bipolar Depression. She is currently in a manic phase, and her loved ones know that depression could settle in again.

The term Bipolar Depression can feel scary and overwhelming. For people who are struggling with the mental illness but do not have a diagnosis yet, their own behavior can feel unnerving. But mental health professionals are learning more and more about how Bipolar works and about how to treat it effectively. People who have Bipolar are often able to find an effective treatment and navigate the illness.

The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks Charlotte offer treatment for Bipolar Depression. We have helped many people find the emotional, social, and physical assistance they need to fight the illness and live a happy life.

What Is Bipolar Disorder?

At times, people will refer to Bipolar Depression as manic depression because the illness can swing people from a low, depressed mood to a high, crazed mood and back again. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) outlines the criteria for recognizing Bipolar Depression.

People sometimes stereotype the manic episodes of Bipolar Depression as pure euphoria—happiness and energy all the time. Some people experience mania in that way, but the manic episodes can also be heightened irritation and anger. The DSM-5 describes true mania as follows:

  • When a person experiences an abnormal and persistent irritable or ecstatic mood for a time period of at least one week.
  • During this time, the following symptoms will be displayed to be considered mania. If the mood is ecstatic, then three signs must be visible. If the mood is irritable, then four signs must be visible:
    • Experiencing a diminished need for sleep, but still functioning throughout the day (e.g., some people wake refreshed after an hour or two of sleep).
    • Thoughts that race and a mind that will not rest.
    • Unfocused attention and difficulty concentrating (e.g., unimportant or irrelevant thoughts occupy one’s mind).
    • Heightened loquaciousness, as compared to normal talkativeness.
    • Planning extensively and excessively (e.g., going after personal or professional goals that may have previously gone unnoticed).
    • An over-inflated self-image and feelings of grandiosity.
    • Engaging in dangerous or painful activities (e.g., excessive spending, careless sexual encounters, or unwise professional decisions).
  • To be considered true mania, these behaviors must also meet one of the following criteria:
    • Disrupt people’s professional and personal lives.
    • Necessitate a trip to the hospital to prevent harm to the manic individual or their loved ones.
    • Cause a psychotic mood.

Depression is the other side of the coin to mania. According to the DSM-5, the depressed phase of Bipolar Depression must last for at least two weeks wherein people feel weepy, sad, and/or empty, experience a significant disinterest in daily activities, and at least three of these symptoms:

  1. A lack of focus and an inability to make decisions.
  2. Significantly disrupted sleep patterns, either experienced as hypersomnia or insomnia (e.g., excessive sleeping or an inability to sleep).
  3. A consequential reduction in one’s stamina and energy
  4. Weight and/or appetite fluctuations (e.g., drastic weight gain or complete disinterest in eating).
  5. Feeling intensely and irrationally guilty and worthless.
  6. Delayed or heightened psychomotor activity (e.g., rapid foot tapping, or slowed speech).
  7. Constant and repeating thoughts of death or even suicide idealization.

Bipolar Depression is not a singular diagnosis. There are many different subcategories within the general diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar I is probably the most well-known, but it even has several subcategories of diagnosis. For example, Bipolar II is similar to Bipolar I except that people experience hypomania instead of full mania. The manic episodes for people with Bipolar II are not as intense, but often the depressive episodes are more severe and last for a longer period of time.

Working with a mental health professional to find the right diagnosis and the right treatment is key for anyone who has or may have Bipolar Depression. Effective treatments are available, and finding the right diagnosis is often the first step in healing.

Bipolar Depression Treatment at Thriveworks Charlotte

The therapists at Thriveworks Charlotte have worked with many clients who have Bipolar Depression, in its many forms. Our professionals are ready to work with you.

When you reach out to our office, you may be meeting with your therapist within 24 hours—many new clients have their first appointment the day after their first call. We work with most major insurance provides, and we offer convenient appointments times.

Let’s work together to handle Bipolar Depression. Contact Thriveworks Charlotte today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Charlotte
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I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Read more I have been seeing Terryn Maher for a couple of months now and she is awesome!! Very knowledgeable, attentive, thorough, thoughtful, caring, etc. I could go on for awhile. I’ve been in counseling with another therapist for about 14 years but I already feel like I’m getting so much more from working with Terryn. Thriveworks on a whole has been great to work with as well. They are easy to work with and schedule appointments with. I was nervous about working with a company over directly with just the therapist but it has actually worked out well. I highly recommend them!
Jennifer Feb 2024
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Clarissa is a true professional and I love working with her!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Read more Dr Patricia shows her professionalism by having a positive attitude, using time effectively, and providing excellent service. Dr. Patricia's communication is wonderful when showing her active listening skills. Dr. Patricia shows compassion because she is passionate about what she brings to this field.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Read more Gabrielle is an amazing therapist. She is very empathetic to her clients and their needs. She can help you through what ever you are going through. Schedule with her! You will not be disappointed.
Charlotte Feb 2022
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I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Clair Crow professionally and can attest to what an incredible therapist she is! She has a calm demeanor and creates safety with her clients. She balances that safety and care with clear boundaries. I highly recommend her and have often referred clients to her for her expertise.
Charlotte Oct 2021
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I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Read more I've worked with Mrs. Matson for close to a year now and I can say with certainty that she's a great counselor to go to for help with emotional regulation and understanding, grief management, and processing trauma in healthy and beneficial ways. Her use of meditation techniques to get to the root of my emotions and habits have helped me understand so much about myself and why I operate the way I do. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone just starting out looking for a good counselor, or anyone looking for a friendly empathetic professional who listens well and draws from a wealth of information to provide really quality services.
Charlotte Feb 2021
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I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Read more I have seen Dr. Daniel Stillwell for a year for individual and couples counseling and I trust him immensely. He is a skilled, authentic, and highly competent professional. I’ve also referred him to others and they described the same. Thriveworks staff have been very helpful with insurance and appointments.
Charlotte Jan 2021
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Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Read more Adriana Blanco is wonderful. I never felt any judgement from her during our sessions. She is compassionate, firm and extremely knowledgeable. I could not see myself opening up as much with another counselor, thank you for putting her in my path.
Charlotte Apr 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Charlotte is near the corner of Park Road and Woodlawn Road. We are across the street from Starbucks and Exxon. Sharonview Federal Credit Union is the building next to our office.

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(980) 217-6901

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